Holidays, Keeper of the Cloth Table & St. Patrick’s Day Round-up

I got really lucky last year when I found a very special package in my mailbox,

the Lucky Traveling Shamrock Table Topper!

This festive vintage topper, covered with shamrocks and Celtic knots, began it’s journey In the Middle of Nowhere from Marigene.  You can see her original tablescape here.  She passed it to Cuisine Kathleen with instructions to pass it to another blogger for a table…and so the journey began…to The Gazebo House, and Home is Where the Boat is, on to Hyacinths for the Soul and Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen…

It has traveled here and there, far and yonder,


and from Mountain Breaths in the North last year, it came to me in the South!

And somewhere along the way, a leprechaun joined the journey!

Pots of gold follow him wherever he goes!

He’s a jolly soul, always smiling

Who wouldn’t be smiling surrounded by lucky shamrocks and gold  ☘️

Who will be the next “Keeper of the Cloth?”

We’ll find out March 2019!

We love St. Patrick’s Day at our house, and feel very lucky indeed because our precious CC was born on this day

My darling daughter had a darling daughter…

Quite the princess she is already…turning 5 this year!

I’ve rounded up some favorites from St. Pat’s days past to get you in the spirit  ☘️

St. Patrick’s Day Tree

Painting Shamrocks

St. Pat’s tiered centerpiece

Paint the Table Green!

Leprechaun Village

Irish Gold

Once your table is set, you are going to want some

GOOD things to EAT

Cheddar Shamrock Muffins

Golden Nuggets

Reuben Rolls with Spicy Sandwich Sauce

Shamrock Sandwiches

Spinach Souffle Stuffed Potatoes

Lamb Sliders with Mint Jelly

Cheesy Chive Potato Crowns

Tempura Green Beans

Whiskey Carrots

Pot ‘o Gold Soup with Lucky Croutons

Bailey’s Cupcakes

Lucky Shots

And for the Grand Finale~

Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Chocolate Ganache!

I hope your March is very Lucky!

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☘️   ☘️   ☘️   ☘️   ☘️   ☘️

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Full Plate Thursday    Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty 

Home Matters    Share it One More Time   Sundays at Home

50 Responses to “Holidays, Keeper of the Cloth Table & St. Patrick’s Day Round-up”
  1. Mary says:

    How fun the traveling topper made it your way Jenna! Your Irish round up makes me want to dance a jig 🙂 The Annalee leprechaun was my contribution…make sure you keep an eye on him, he is full of mischief! ♣

  2. Rita C. says:

    Sweet! I’ve enjoyed watching the journey in the years I’ve blogged….Mary’s addition in the leprechaun mixes magic and mischief. 😉 ♣♣ Your celebratory ideas are all that, Jenna! ♣♣

  3. Jenna, you really do St. Patrick’s Day up right, love seeing your vignettes from the past. Fun to see the list of the traveling table topper, it has been in good hands! How sweet to see the pic of your beautiful daughter and grand and celebrating this holiday has even more meaning. Have a wonderful week sweet friend…….

  4. What a fun idea for the traveling table topper, and your recipe round up has me getting hungry!

  5. Oh Jenna, We were talking about the traveling topper at our NYC traveling toters lunch but Debbie would not reveal the destination!!! I have been trying to guess but I was quite surprised and delighted just now to open your post! Your daughter is beautiful and her little princess looks quite elegant in her gown and tiara. I was eyeing your delicious list of goodies and I stopped suddenly at the Baileys cupcakes. I need to make these this weekend for guests! Just my style too–super easy! Mr. Leprechaun, on his fabulous M-C perch surrounded by magical shamrocks, looks like he may have indulged in a few already! Linda

  6. Kathleen says:

    I was wondering where that cloth went! So many fond memories of the fun St. Patrick’s Day Blog crawls and the friends made along the way.
    Thanks so much for showing the keeper of the cloth tag Rett made too.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Oh, thank you Kathleen! Of course I have been thinking of you while creating St. Pat’s food and decor…I hope you are well and your heart is healing. I was thrilled to receive the traveling topper! Such fun!

  7. Your St. Paddy’s day decorations are so happy, they make me smile. And I love the recipe share. I think I need to make those shamrock sandwiches! (I did potato crowns again earlier this week — they have become a go-to!). And how fun to have something so cherry that goes from blogger to blogger, friend to friend. It adds to the special time you set/look at your pretty table!

  8. I was wondering where it would land this year – you certainly have a way of designing a beautiful table top! Your 3 tiered serving stand is a beauty! I want to hire you as my personal chef, too, is that possible?

    • ha ha, thank you Patti! I don’t work as hard in the kitchen as you might think, my husband and son are always cooking too…HH surprised me with the tiered stand a couple of Christmas’ ago, I almost fainted! It is always on display somewhere and I use it all the time ❤️

  9. Linda says:

    Lucky you, you got the Traveling cloth. Your table looks so pretty. Love the little Leprechaun! You are such a great foodies. The menu and food looks amazing.

  10. Jodi says:

    so fun! and your daughter and granddaughter are so beautiful! <3

  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    So festive and creative, Jenna!! 🍀🍀🍀 Always enjoy your table decorations and yummy photos! 💚

  12. Jacqueline says:

    I just love the lucky shamrock tablecloth! You make a fabulous St Patricks Day table every year. I want in on all of the goodies too!
    How fun to have a princess born on St. Patrick’s Day. My niece is married to a St. Patty’s Day guy so I always remember his birthday.

  13. debra cantales says:

    Wow Jenna, your table looks so festive with the topper and your pretty dishes. Courtly Check seems to coordinates with everything, doesn’t it? I’m smiling at your beautiful daughter and granddaughter. I’m looking forward to seeing who receives the traveling cloth next. Great job!

  14. debra cantales says:

    I came here full and now I am hungry! LOL

  15. Oh dear, I remember all the journeys of the Traveling Table Topper. I must be getting OLD! You are the perfect destination.

  16. Kitty says:

    How wonderful that the traveling topper made it to your lucky house, Jenna, and You did such a pretty table with it! I loved seeing all your other tablescapes, and all your round up of recipes. Your daughter and your granddaughter are so beautiful. i wonder who the lucky recipient will be next year??

  17. Donna Bianca says:

    So fun!

  18. Lynn says:

    Your table setting looks great,how fun that the tablecloth jigged its way your house Jenna-enjoy:@)

  19. lulu says:

    Wow, there’s a lot to see on this post. Somehow I missed the traveling table topper….what fun. I love seeing photos of your family as it makes me feel I know you a little better.

  20. Jenna, what a “top of the mornin” post. I am sorry I am late to this party. The traveling topper is so much fun. I love every detail of your table. We traveled to Ireland in 2015, we loved it! The Irish are delightful! Your daughter is so pretty and of course, CC the princess is adorable. The food looks fabulous, as always!

  21. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh I love St Patrick’s Day and I LOVE your table, the crafts, and the recipes!
    Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Have a nice week.

  22. You have such a pretty family, Jenna. The leprechaun is so cute….he’s laughing all over himself! This is a great round-up. I think I’ll let Trip read and and pick some recipes. I haven’t really gotten excited about cooking anything lately because of the never-ending-horse-show-season, but now that it’s finally over, maybe I’ll have time to cook more!

  23. I absolutely love the tradition of the travelling table topper. What a wonderful idea. Your table is lovely and the menu looks delicious.

  24. Sandra Garth says:

    I love that you include delicious treats with your tables and thanks for sharing the pictures of your darling daughter and her darling daughter. It’s always a pleasure when you join us at Celebrate Your Story.

  25. Ann Krucek says:

    Oh my Jenna!! I got chills as I saw the photo of all the names that have been blessed with the traveling table cloth! I used to love Kathleen’s table challenges. As the keeper of the cloth, you did a fabulous job keeping the tradition going with a charming St. Patty’s table! Your little princess and I share the same birthday, it’s a fun day to have a birthday!!

  26. Helen Kain says:

    That table topper is like the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Miz Helen says:

    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and we have pinned it to our features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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